Ulum al Qur'an
Reasons why the Qur'an was sent down in Stages
The Qur'an was revealed in stages over a period of 23 years, and not as
a complete book in one single act of revelation. There are a number of reasons for this;
most important are the following:
- To strengthen the heart of the Prophet by addressing him
continuously and whenever the need for guidance arose.
- Out of consideration for the Prophet since revelation was a
very difficult experience for him.
- To gradually implement the laws of God.
- To make understanding, application and memorisation of the
revelation easier for the believers.